A LITTLE MORE INFO ON NIGEL PARRY AND ASSOCIATES:
I've written for the last four years that Jewish Voice for Peace is an Arab front group established to convince American Jews that they can still be good Jews but advocate the destruction of the Jewish state. In the past, the JVOP newsletter has written that it is doubtful Jews ever lived in the Holy Land at all, and that the First Temple and Exodus from Egypt were myths. Also, claims that Jews in Israel are really descendents of Khazarians from southern Georgia in Russia were mentioned. These were some of the gems allegedly written by Mitchell Plitnick, the former head of the JVOP.
As the result of an audit of JVOP, Plitnick was downgraded from his position as head of JVOP and a new leader was brought in from the radical anti-Israel leftist front in Israel. Cecilie Surasky, Plitnick's replacement as mouthpiece for the JVOP started a blog titled Muzzlewatch, where she tried to present the image that Jews
who were less-than-supportive of Israel were being stifled in their freedom of speech.
Now new information comes out about Cecilie Surasky. In 2004, Ms. Surasky wrote an editorial for the Al Awda-linked website Electronic Intifada, run by the former webmaster for Bir Zeit University (stronghold for Hamas recruitment) named Nigel Parry.
Parry has accused me of fabricating half of what I write and insists that Al Awda has absolutely nothing to do with Electronic Intifada and vice versa. I have uncovered enough evidence and proof that it does, since two of the co-founders of Electronic Intifada, Arjan El-Fassed and Ali Abunimah are respectively a co-founder of Al Awda and leader of Al Awda. The source of this information?
Nigel Parry himself.
What is significant about Al Awda's links to Electronic Intifada and Cecilie Suransky of Jewish Vocie for Peace? Well, for one thing I've proven that Al Awda, besides being highly anti-Semitic and advocating for the total annihilation of Israel
also is allied with the American Nazi Party. It was this revelation that got the international Al Awda conference kicked off the UC Riverside campus about six months ago by me. Cecilie Surasky in 2004 did not just have a letter to the editor published on the Electronic Intifada website, she wrote an editorial, that is an official poistion for the website Electronic Intifada, part of the Al Awda/US Nazi Party collaboration against Israel and, by extension, all Jews.
We'll have a more detailed breakdown of all of this on my websites at StoptheISM.com and DAFKA.org very soon. Bill Levinson, an expert researcher at Stop the ISM will also have the story on the Israpundit.com weblog soon too.
Ms. Surasky, you have been outted, not as a "Jew of conscience" against Israel, but as a shill for the anti-Semites and pro-Nazis in Al Awda and at Electronic Intifada.
Who do you think will probably replace you next at Jewish Voice for Peace?
ABOUT ISM AFFILIATED GROUPS CPT AND INTERFAITH PEACE BUILDERS
CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS AND INTERFAITH PEACE BUILDERS ARE NO PEACE GROUPS BUT DECEPTIVE WAYS OF WAGING WAR ON ISRAEL
Note: For more on CPT, go to www.homelandsecurityus.com and enter in the search engine DAFKA National Director Lee Kaplan's name in the search engine. There you will find in his archive the article The Strange Case of Joseph Smith who was employed by the CPT. At the same time google the article at the Israel National News by Mr. Kaplan "A Leftist Judge is Helping to Destroy Israel" about Scott Kennedy and the Interfaith Peace Builders. Understand these groups are not "peace groups", but groups that use the word "peace" to make war on Israel. See below:
Christian Peacemaker Teams: Anti-Israel campaigning under the guise of
NGO Monitor Reports January 10, 2008
For annotated version:
CPT states that it "places violence-reduction teams in crisis situations and
militarized areas around the world at the invitation of local peace and
human rights workers."
In contrast, CPT partners with ISM, ICAHD, Sabeel and others in promoting
the Durban Strategy of boycotts, divestment, and identification of Israel as
the new apartheid South Africa.
Speaker's bureau promotes its highly one-sided and politicized approach to
the conflict, which ignores Palestinian terrorism in order to demonize
Israeli actions and delegitmize its right to self defense.
A CPT speaker addressed the February 2006 'Israeli Apartheid Conference' at
the University of Toronto with a speech entitled "Al-Khalil (Hebron): The
Effects of Apartheid on a West Bank City."
NGO Monitor's correspondence with CPT on this report
"Correspondence between Alwyn Knight, member of Christian Peacemaker Teams
and Ardie Geldman, resident of Efrat."
"Interfaith Peace Builders/AFSC Delegations "Misunderstanding the
As NGO Monitor has reported in the past, the Christian Peacemaker Teams
(CPT) program was founded in Chicago in 1986 as an initiative of the
Mennonite Central Committee Peace Section, the Church of the Brethren Office
of Peace and Justice, and other Christian groups. This report focuses on
CPT's activities related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in the last
two years (fall 2005 - fall 2007), and supplies updated funding information,
analysis of CPT publications, and information on the group's partnerships
with other NGOs.
Sources of funding (updated):
According to its website, CPT is funded primarily through donations from
members of affiliated churches based in the USA and the UK. According to its
most recent financial report (for 2006), CPT received donations from
individuals totaling $610,700; and $409,500 from Canadian and American
sources described as "congregations, grants, and delegations," which
includes the Mennonite Church Canada, Mennonite Church USA, and others.
CPT's stated mandate and "peace-makers" delegations:
CPT states that it "places violence-reduction teams in crisis situations and
militarized areas around the world at the invitation of local peace and
human rights workers." The official purpose of these delegations is "to
understand conflict through visits with grassroots leaders, community
members, church and human rights workers, legislators and officials,"
"encourage individuals and communities experiencing violence," and
"challenge violations of human rights." CPT runs short-term (7-14 day) tours
by "conflict resolution team" delegations to Palestinian population centers,
as well as longer-term "peacemaker teams" based in these areas. According to
the CPT website, delegation team-members, when "not on project site live [.]
in their home communities and are available for short-term organizing,
speaking, training, or other peace work."
While CPT is active in six countries (Columbia, Democratic Republic of
Congo, Uganda, Canada, Northern Iraq, and the United States) in addition to
Israel and the Palestinian territories, the group's heavy focus on the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict is evident in the relative number of CPT
delegation teams sent to the region. 7 out of 11 Christian Peacemaker Teams
delegations scheduled for the period of November 2007-November 2008 are to
CPT's involvement in the Durban Strategy:
CPT continues to play an active role in the international NGO campaign to
delegitimize Israel by identifying it with apartheid South Africa and
promoting boycotts and divestment (the "Durban Strategy"). The CPT
delegation in Hebron hosted "solidarity visits" in the March 2006 "global
advocacy week concerning the situation in Palestine and Israel." Led by
Palestinian Christian NGO Sabeel and the Joint Advocacy initiative of the
East Jerusalem YMCA, this advocacy week claimed to "alleviate Palestinian
suffering," but focused all criticism on Israel, and included meetings with
biased and politicized NGOs such as ICAHD. CPT's website offers readers
links to publications by the 'Stop the Apartheid Wall' anti-Israel campaign.
In 2007, CPT joined with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), in its
"Olive Harvest Campaign." ISM's activities endanger the lives of foreign
'peace volunteers,' and sabotage important security measures. (In March 2003
Israeli troops captured a senior Islamic Jihad member hiding in an ISM
office in Jenin).
CPT members regularly appear in forums which promote the Durban Strategy,
facilitated by the NGO's "Speakers Bureau". Nathan Bender, a CPT speaker,
addressed the February 2006 'Israeli Apartheid Conference' at the University
of Toronto on the subject of "Al-Khalil (Hebron): The Effects of Apartheid
on a West Bank City." Other speeches dealt with topics including "South
Africa & Israel: the Apartheid Connection" and "The Ethnic Cleansing of
Palestine and the Right of Return." Kathleen Kern, another member of CPT's
Speakers Bureau, wrote in a CPT report, "Israels [sic] treatment of its Arab
population is a form of apartheid, plain and simple."
Analysis of recent CPT publications:
CPT's long-term presence in Hebron leads the NGO's "Campaign for Secure
Dwellings", which according to the CPT website, consists of "a network of
congregations in North America and Europe working to end the Israeli
military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip." CPT coordinates the
program in cooperation with the Palestinian Land Defense Committee, Rabbis
for Human Rights, and the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions
(ICAHD). Despite claiming to provide "a violence-reduction presence with
street patrols," CPT delegations in Hebron consistently highlight
Palestinian victimization using evocative language, while erasing the
context of terror from their reports. In this, CPT has become a party to the
Tales from Hebron
CPT's winter 2006 summary report on its work in the West Bank - 'Palestine:
Still Under Occupation' offers so-called eye-witness testimony, emotionally
charged anecdotes, and blanket condemnation of the Israeli army (IDF), with
no mention of terrorism. In a piece entitled, "Strangers in my Home," the
IDF search of a Palestinian home is depicted as an "invasion," and in
another CPT member's report, Israeli soldiers are vilified:
"Today I will walk the streets of Hebron and witness young Palestinian
men being detained for hours. I will hear Israeli soldiers spew hatred
towards 'Arabs'. I will listen to the stories of Palestinian families whose
homes have been invaded, their possessions thrown about, their men beaten or
Neither the introduction to this report, nor any of the five CPT member
stories, acknowledge the context of terrorism, including, for example, an
attack in the Hebron area in 2005, and the arrests in Hebron in January 2006
(the specific period which the CPT report refers to) of 5 members of a Hamas
cell responsible for the murder of 6 Israelis. This context does not excuse
improper IDF actions, but CPT's distorted portrayal of the situation in
Hebron delegitimizes Israel's right to self-defense.
An October 2007 CPT article again ignores the terrorist threat in Hebron and
denies any Palestinian responsibility or agency in the conflict. The author
condemns the Israeli soldiers for ordering Palestinian shopkeepers to stop
selling toy guns, and for confiscating them from children. She comments
that "it would be even less dangerous if [the soldier] were not walking in a
Palestinian area with a real gun." In the United States, CPT launched its
"Violence is not Child's Play" campaign to urge Church and community groups
to join in "challenging retail stores that market violent toys and games to
children." Yet in Hebron the Peacemakers ignore the real dangers to children
in a complex conflict zone (2 Palestinian children were killed in January
2005 and July 2007, when soldiers mistook their toy guns for real ones), and
the widespread indoctrination of Palestinian children into a culture of
violence, in order to condemn Israeli actions.
Reliance on the reporting of other politicized NGOs
CPT publications frequently cite and rely on the data and reports of other
highly politicized NGOs that lack credibility. A spring 2007 CPT report -
'At-Tuwani: Seven Homes Demolished' - uses Israel Coalition Against House
Demolitions (ICAHD). EU-funded ICAHD claims, like CPT, to be "a non-violent,
direct-action group." However, as NGO Monitor has documented, ICAHD
advances a highly one-sided view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and
actively promotes the "Durban strategy" (for a refutation of ICAHD's claims
see Justus Weiner, "Illegal Construction in Jerusalem"). Other reports by
CPT rely on research from B'Tselem, a group whose political bias and
distortions have been documented in detail by NGO Monitor. In addition, on
its website CPT lists as a partner the NGO Applied Research Institute
Jerusalem (ARIJ), an organization which campaigns for divestment from Israel
and publishes highly politicized reports which demonize Israel. CPT also
reports working with Ta'ayush, an NGO that uses apartheid language in its
criticism of Israel.
CPT delegations claim to provide a "non violent peacemaking" presence in
Hebron, but their public statements reveal their highly one-sided and
politicized approach. Facilitated by CPT publications and the speakers
bureau, they selectively report their experiences in order to delegitimize
Israeli actions and erase any Palestinian responsibility
STOP THE ISM'S LEE KAPLAN WILL BE ON THE GATHERING STORM RADIO SHOW
JAN. 11th, 2008 FROM 12:30 PM-1:00 PM TO DISCUSS LIONHEART WHO IS BEING THREATENED WITH ARREST IN THE UK FOR "HATE CRIMES" FOR STARTING A BLOG ABOUT MILITANT ISLAMISTS IN THE UK. LIONHEART WAS THE STOP THE ISM VOLUNTEER WHO BROUGHT OUT PHOTOS OF ISM LEADERS WIELDING
AK-47 RIFLES IN THE PRESENCE OF AN AL AKSA MARTYRS BRIGADE TERRORIST.
TUNE IN AT: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-gathering-storm AND GOOGLE
THE ISM-TERROR CONNECTION BY LEE KAPLAN FOR MORE INFO.OR LISTEN LATER
ON PODCAST FROM ARCHIVE.
Note our new email address: info@StoptheISM.com . Read breaking news to the left side of this screen, in our Information section also, as well as below. Check out ISM Watch for photos of ISM individuals we have info on that we are trying to have prosecuted. Visit our Rogues Gallery also.
BOSTON TO PALESTINE ISM ACTIVIST MARTY FEDERMAN SIGHTED IN ISRAEL. THIS FAT PHONY WEARS A KIPPAH SO EVERYONE WILL THINK HE'S A PIOUS JEW WHEN HIS REAL GOAL IS THE DESTRUCTION OF THE JEWISH STATE AND WORKING UNDERCOVER TO AID THE ISM. BELOW IS A PHOTO OF HIM. IF YOU SEE HIM IN ISRAEL BE SURE TO NOTIFY THE BORDER POLICE IMMEDIATELY. HE SHOULD BE DEPORTED.
FEDERMAN PROTESTS REGULARLY AGAINST THE SECURITY FENCE THAT SAVES ISRAELI LIVES.
HE HAS BEEN SIGHTED DEMONSTRATING WITH VIRULENTLY ANTI-SEMITIC ARAB GROUPS
OTHER BOSTON TO PALESTINE ISM CREEPS SIGHTED IN ISRAEL RECENTLY ARE
SCHIEL WAS SIGHTED WITH FEDERMAN IN THE WEST BANK IN
NOVEMBER INTERFERING WITH THE SECURITY FENCE. THESE ARE NOT
PEACE ACTIVISTS. THEY ARE HUMAN SHIELDS AND ENABLERS FOR
PALESTINIAN TERROR GROUPS . OTHER BOSTON TO PALESTINE ACTIVISTS
TO LOOK FOR IN THE HOLY LAND INCLUDE:
ALAN MEYERS, HILDA SILVERMAN, and NANCY MURRAY.
IF YOU MEET ANY OF THESE PEOPLE AND CAN FIND OUT IF THEIR VISAS
ARE EXPIRED, NOTIFY US IMMEDIATELY AT Info@StoptheISM.COM.
TOKYO ROSE STYLE ISM ACTIVIST ANNA BALTZER IS TOURING US CHURCHES AGAIN
TELLING LIES ABOUT ISRAEL FOR HER ISM BOSSES IN THE INTERNATIONAL
WOMENS PEACE SERVICE. BALTZER LIES ABOUT ISRAELI PRACTICES IN THE
WEST BANK AND TELLS PHONY STORIES ABOUT WOMEN MISCARRYING BABIES
DUE TO THE IDF. SHE MAKES ALLUSIONS TO ISRAELI SOLDIERS AS BEING LIKE NAZIS.
BALTZER IS CURRENTLY TOURING CHURCHES IN THE US. IF IN ISRAEL< CONTACT THE
BORDER POLICE AND ASK THEM NOT TO READMIT HER. WE SAW HER PRESENTATION AT
A SABEEL CONFERENCE IN BERKELEY WHERE SHE REPEATEDLY ACCUSED ISRAELOF
ATROCITIES SHE COULD NOT SUBSTANTIATE.